The Team

The Heartline Team:

Lauren keeps us in touch with all our Families and Stakeholders, without her we would never get any wetsuits ordered or delivered, joining packs sent out or Heart Children books and many other things arranged for our Heart Families.

Linda McQuaid - ChairLinda McQuaid is our Chair of Board of Trustees. Linda is a GOSH trained children’s nurse now working as an NHS Interim Manager, currently at Surrey & Borders NHS Foundation Trust where she is responsible for children and young people’s services.



Val Thubbron leads family services for Heartline Families, in particular, the vital Forum Moderation and Management.

Dr Andy WardleDr Andy Wardle is our lead for Clinical Relations and Child Protection representative. Andy is a Paediatric Cardiologist now working with Boston Consulting Services.




14563347_10157590654880133_3835242596294994362_nNatalie Persoglio is our trustee in charge of marketing, PR and our quarterly Heartline Families’ newsletter. She is a marketing and communications specialist in arts and culture. She has previously worked in Local Government communications and as a journalist for numerous magazines and newspapers. She has two children, Mia, aged 7, and Lyla (HH) aged 4.


Jo Haughey is our newest trustee and heart parent who lives in Scotland and keeps us in touch with like-minded charities there.

Mehul Nathwani is our Trustee in charge of Heartline’s IT and website, as well as managing recruitment of volunteers and other roles. Mehul is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and works for Deloitte in London.



Denise Hadow has been the Heartline Treasurer for the last three years. Now that a replacement has been found for this well-established role she will be concentrating on fundraising activities working with our newly appointed Fundraising Trustee Corina.

CR pic with cv Treasurer Mar 2016Carl Roberts is our newly appointed Trustee Treasurer. Carl will be responsible for the planning, budgeting and management of the accounts for Heartline. He is a Finance and Change Consultant, with experiences from various blue chip companies.




Roy Whymark - TrusteeRoy Whymark is our Families Trustee. He is responsible for keeping our families informed of changing policy and guidance regarding healthcare provision for heart children.  Roy is experienced in policy analysis and works at the Bank of England in London.